journaling is going good

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   Posted 11/1/2008 11:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all,
    I just wanted to let those of you know that posted on my thread last week while I was in a major funk that things are going better and my mood is on the rise.  I started journaling about everything from my feelings to bathroom visits and so on.  I look forward to my dr's visit this Friday and plan on taking my journal with me.  I want him to read it all and get a feel for what I'm experiencing.  I plan on taking it to his office a couple of days early so hopefully he can do some light reading at night. (haha)  I feel it is important to me for him to understand just what I'm going through physically and psycologically.  Maybe he will see me not just as another patient, but as a suffering human.  I make lists all the time when I go, but I still feel like I don't get the whole picture across.  At this point I don't have anything to loose.  I hope other people can start journaling and see how it makes you feel like you're active in figuring out patterns, learning what you might not be able to eat, and just plain busy doing something.  Who knows maybe one day I'll write a book, so everyone can get an understanding about our disease! (maybe in another life haha)  Thanks to eveyone who gave me words of encouragement, I truly appreciate it!
love to all,
kimmy  :-)
diagnosed CD '03 after suffering for 10 yrs.
re-section surgery '05, Chronic Pancreas problems, joint and muscle issues (from Remicade)
meds been on-Asacol, Pentasa, Lialda, Remicade, Humira, 6-MP, Methotrexate, Rowasa, Prednisone, to many pain meds to list
Currently on-Cimzia, Cymbalta, and Klonopin(RLS)

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   Posted 11/2/2008 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kimmy glad you are coming out of your funk and the good news here is that it has helped you feel better emotionally. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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   Posted 11/2/2008 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kimmy,
I am glad your feeling better. Its a good thing about the journal.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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   Posted 11/2/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad you are feeling better or are at least relieved a bit. For some reason, it always makes me feel better to put my feelings in writing as well. I wish you the best!
32 yr old Dx w/UC in 2001 - some what controlled by diet. I take multi-vitamins & probiotics.
Mother to 16 yr old daughter dx w/CD 9/07- she had surgery for abscesses 11/07, ileocolectomy/resection 10/08. She is taking multi-vit, iron for anemia, probiotics, bentyl prn, prilosec 20mg-x2, 6 mp 50mg-x3

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   Posted 11/2/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
That's good news Kimmy, good luck on Friday with your doctor, let us know how it goes.

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   Posted 11/2/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Kimmy, I'm so glad that the journaling is helping you! I found a journal the other day that I started some years ago but didn't continue... perhaps it would help to start it again.

I really like your idea of writing a book and I hope someday you'll do it! And I'm very curious to hear what your doc says after reading your journal... seeing what it's like for him to walk in your shoes a little and offer his thoughts about it all.

Let us know how your visit goes!

Betsy (-:

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   Posted 11/2/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I'm curious to know what your doctor says, too. Will you let us know how it goes?

I think you're terrific for trying this. It takes so much energy to even *think* of a way to pull ourselves out of a funk, let alone actually *start* it. Good for you!
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